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Pool view
The Sunday Times best villas 2013
Villas Overlooking Loutraki bay
Villa by night
Outdoor Jacuzzi and Pool By Night
Relax with a book
Unique Design
Relax by the Pool
Sea View Breakfast
Kitchen
Ensuite Marble Shower
Living Room
Stairs
Play Room
Bathroom
Lower floor bedroom
Upper floor bedroom with sea view
Downstairs Bedroom two
Ship view
Viewing the sea
Chef in villa
Greek salad
Outdoor Massage
Walking Distance Beach
Walking distance beach
Walking Distance Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Georgina...
Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
“Secluded luxury villa and awesome hosptality within striking distance of Cretan life!”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We spent an amazing and unforgettable holiday at Olea Villas. Striking architecture, sea views and sandy beaches. This seriously well appointed pad will exceed your expectations.

Olea has taken the attention to detail you'd expect to find in boutique hotels in both the facilities, furnishing and fittings that adorn the villas and the level of service provided by the owner George and his family. In the bedroom you'll find hidden ensuites; colonial fans; high end bedding; embossed dressing gowns, luxury sheets and all the TV tech you could shake a stick at. The same high end and tech laden finish can be found in the kitchen and living areas. It's a really well designed space that make it feel both spacious and intimate. Outside the barbq; (seriously warm) jacuzzi and elegant pool - all set in beautiful gardens make it hard to leave.

When we did manage to wrestle ourselves away from the villa a short 200m walk took us to the cracking little beach of Loutraki where you can find a whole garden full of sun loungers and fully waited bar. A little further along the coast brings you out in Marathi Bay where you can find a beautiful little harbour, sandy beach and several restaurants serving tasty inexpensive food. Heading out in the car and you can reach the lovely harbour in the city of Chania in about 20 minutes, which is well worth a trip or two for its Venetian Harbour, good shopping and awesome restaurants.

Anyone staying at Olea will bear testament to the hospitality skills of George and his wonderful family. Nothing is a problem. From organising a clown to visit my daughter on her birthday for a private show, to gifting us impromptu home baked cakes and kebabs. All these unexpected little touches made us feel like the most pampered and welcome guests.

There are many luxury villas on the East coast that we visited - but frankly they are way too remote for my tastes and the coastal road drive would make your hair turn white. There also many other lovely villas in and around the Chania Airport region. Having travelled around a fair bit I believe Loutraki is the best location in the Chania area, if not the whole island. Best beach, beautiful scenery and well located for a bit of action. I could go on for ages here, but trust me this place is a gem within a gem.

As Arnie said. I'll be back.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2016
Dear Georgina,

We would very much like to spare a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to you, for taking the time and will to share your most kind and praiseful feedback following your stay with us. Comments like "Striking architecture","Best beach", "beautiful scenery" , "this place is a gem within a gem" mean so much to us.

Our team is passion driven and we always strive to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Organising the clown for your daughter's birthday and all other unexpected touches that you experienced are all part of the Olea experience. As you have highlighted Olea is the perfect backdrop to completely relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Thank you also for sharing important hints to our readers, truly this will certainly assist potential guests on the choice of destination.

On behalf of all the entire Olea family, we thank you again for such gracious praises. We are all eagerly anticipating your next visit!

With our warmest regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Cathlong1...
1 review
“An excellent choice for us!”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was the choice spot for our family (adults) to spend a week together. We all enjoyed good food, beautiful weather, beaches, mountains and the pool on site. The chef coming in to cook for us was outstanding!
Olea met all of our expectations and more. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Many thanks to George and
Alex and their team!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2016
Dear Cathlong12,

We appreciate your complementing review, and we are very much thrilled to read that you enjoyed the location, as well as the facilities and services provided by our team of dedicated members.

We hope to welcome you very soon again!

Best regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Jean B
1 review
“Stunning Home, views, and hospitality in Perfect Location on Crete”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We just returned from our first trip to Crete and the Olea Villas outside of Chania. We could not have imagined a more perfect vacation location or host. The homes are simply stunning. From the views, to the infinity pool, to the hot tub, to the gaming systems and cable/satellite tv, the hosts have spared no cost to make sure that guests are pampered. We traveled all over the island but found that the little villages of Louvrati and Marathi, right next to the villas, had everything we wanted and more. The local beaches and restaurants are perfect for families. We hope to return regularly.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2016
Dear Jean,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us, we do greatly appreciate your feedback!

We are indeed very happy to read that you could not have imagined a more perfect vacation location or host. Indeed, Loutraki and Marathi have everything for an amazing vacation. Amazing beaches , amazing restaurants.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Morten E
1 review
“A luxurious getaway”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We spent a week in May at this wonderful house located only 20 min from Chania aiport. The house felt very luxurious and the owner has payed great attention to every detail. Whether we spent our days at the house with pool and jacuzzi or at one of two great beaches at walking distance we felt extremely priveliged. We loved Marathi bay with a nice beach and a great taverna and spent several days there. Its only a 15 min walk away.
The general manager took very good care of us and made sure everything was top notch at all times. He was kind enough to give us a tour of the area when we arrived, showing us the closest supermarkets, restaurants and beaches. We are a small family with a 3 year old boy and can truly recommend the house to anyone who want to experience a relaxing environment with beautiful scenery. We will come back!

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Liked best: The house, location and service
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2016
Dear Morten,

Many thanks for your beautiful review!

Truly happy to read that you loved Marathi bay.
We believe that it is amazing that within walking distance you can enjoy 2 of the most beautiful beaches in Chania. Both of them being sandy, with shallow water and wind protected.

We always strive to deliver the best service possible to our guests and we are very content that it is appreciated.

Thank you very much for recommending Olea to our readers and we do hope you will have the opportunity to visit our paradise again!

Warm regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Roman S
Vienna, Austria
1 review
“We just loved it!”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We´ve just stayed at Olea Villas for a week and could not be happier with our choice. Alex, George and Nectaria have been wonderful hosts, available at all times and helpful in every way. The villa itself was stunning, a great place to relax and actually a difficult one to leave - we rarely went anywhere else - the kids (4 & 7) would protest loudly against any day trip we came up with ;). As we have only explored a bit of all the wonderful surroundings (Mountains, Beaches, Villages...) we will have to come back next year :-)

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Liked best: The architecture, flooding the villa with daylight. The kids of corse loved the Hot Tub :)
Liked least: The kitchen, while beautifully placed, was not perfectly practical but that did not keep us from cooking every day.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2016
Dear Roman,

Thank you very much for your nice review.

We were so happy to read that your holiday was an amazing experience. We are glad that you appreciated each and every moment spent and thank you for your recognition and warm compliments about the team and our services.

We are looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again!

Warmest regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Kinys
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stunning villa, and wonderful holiday”
Reviewed February 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2014

After a lot of time on google, we stumbled upon the Olea Villas and we skeptical that they could be as wonderful as the pictures suggest ... and they really are. We had a wonderful week near Chania, with the stunning villa providing everything we needed. Alex and George were perfect hosts, with excellent logistics - and even some local cooking provided. The daily visit from the maid took away any cleaning hassles and the finish and quality of the buildings is genuinely first class. We have booked again for May this year and can't wait! Fly directly to CHQ (Chania airport) if you can, as the drive from HER (Heraklion) is about 2-3 hours. There is a lovely beach literally 150m from the villas, and several other options within a 5 minute drive. The infinity pool is private, the hot-tub is a wonderful way to relax, the BBQ is perfect for cooking, there is even a nespresso coffee maker. I couldn't recommend staying there more highly.

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Liked best: Location and quality of the villa
Liked least: It's not a cheap place to stay ... but you get what you pay for
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2016
Dear Kinys,

Thank you so much for the great feedback of your experience at Olea and for the high recommendation.
Yes, the property is stunning as you mentioned and we are delighted that you found Olea was everything you had dreamed it would be. Your beautiful comments are greatly valued and they will be used in an effort to always maintain and improve our product as we move forward.

Warmest regards,
Olea Villas Team
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Paul A
1 review
“Superb Villa in great location”
Reviewed November 11, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Olea is a fabulous villa which combines the luxurious feel of a top hotel with the freedom of your own home. The owner could not have been more welcoming and was always available if needed.

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Liked best: Bedrooms
Liked least: Kitchen
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2016
Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for your kind words!
We are delighted to read your compliment of the luxurious feel of Olea.

We do certainly look forward to welcoming you back and ensuring your expectations are exceeded once again!

Olea Villas Team
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